In 1924 Finnair made its maiden commercial flight over the Finnish bay carrying mail to Tallinn. On April 7, 2020 it flew its largest aircraft A350 from Shanghai to Tallinn via Helsinki with medical supplies.
The medical supplies ordered by the government of Estonia, were flown from Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. Due to crew rotation, A350 took a short stop in Helsinki from where it continued to Tallinn making it the shortest A350 flight ever.
Ospentos International, cargo handling and road feeder service provider, a long-standing partner of Finnair Cargo in the Baltics, acted as a consultant in this project. With circa 95% of regular cargo capacity in Europe grounded, Ospentos has remained the only viable link between Finland, the Baltic states and wider Europe carrying cargo & mail on a regular basis.
„We have been carrying cargo and mail for Finnair for over 13 years now”, says co-founder and CEO of Ospentos International and member of counseling board of Estonian Aviation Cluster, Haiti Arendi, adding: „we felt it was time for us to step in as facilitators, connecting the government of Estonia to the freight forwarder and the airline, in this case DSV – Global Transport and Logistics and Finnair”.
“Thank you Ospentos in all co-operation, Tallinn has always a special place in the heart of Finnair. Not least since the first Finnair flight ever operated to Tallinn in 1924. By the way, that was also a cargo & mail flight, although I am pretty sure no personal protection equipment were on board back then. Stay safe and see you again!”
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